Analysis Of The Poem ' Sugar Bowl ' Essay

836 Words Oct 1st, 2015 4 Pages
There are two authors that really connect with readers, Steve Pacheco and Trevino Brings. While not every reader will have gone through lives like their own, both men draw the readers into their stories and make them relatable and inspiring.
Steve Pacheco is a Native American Poet. The way he finds a way to incorporate political aspects into his poems without sounding as though he his standing on a soap box. Another aspect that he integrates in his works is nature. In his poem “Sugar Bowl” Pacheco looks at the health of the Native Americans by describing interactions in his family. This poem is a free verse poem and is written in prose form. He uses roman numerals to separate the stanzas. Pacheco uses repetition to set some rhythm in the poem but he does it in such a way that does not create any fat in the language. Pacheco also creates a sense of humor and affection. In the fifth stanza he talks about how when watching the Vikings football his uncle, who only had three fingers, would say “Alright nephew! Gimme me three.” (Sugar 32). Pacheco and his mother would go back and forth about watching each other’s health. Another poem by Pacheco is “Her Belly” which is a love poem to his pregnant wife. This poem is a free verse couplet. Again he sprinkles repetition in for a rhythm affect. This is a unique love poem for a couple reasons. One, the poem avoids sentimentally and two it not only talks about his wife, but his unborn child as well. Pacheco uses “her” instead of “you”…

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